[texworks] [MacTeX] Call for Help: Mac builds

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 15:02:08 CET 2011


On 2011-02-15 22:38, Joseph Wright wrote:
> Thanks for that Bruno. Of course, while this is fine for a single user,
> it does not help with the key questions:
>  1) How to get poppler to work without fontconfig
>  2) How to remove the need for the Qt debug libraries
>  3) What to do about universal binaries

OK, here are a few comments from my side (yeah, I'm back from vacation ;)).

First, you'll need freetype, e.g., from
Building that should be simple. Just run
./configure && make && make install

Then, I would start with a clean source package of the 0.12.x series,
I just checked, Jonathan's patches apply fine with `patch -p1 <
Then, run
./autogen.sh --enable-xpdf-headers --disable-fontconfig
--enable-mac-fonts --disable-poppler-glib --disable-gtk-test
--disable-abiword-output --disable-utils
The flags passed could also be passed to ./configure, but that is run
automatically by autogen.sh. They just enable the handling for the Mac
and disable some things we don't need here (so the build process is a
little bit faster). If that succeeds, proceed as usual, namely
make && make install

You could try the following when building Tw:
 qmake -config release
(found on http://doc.trolltech.com/4.7/deployment-mac.html which will
probably be useful for other issues as well)

I'll leave that for later ;).


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